· Summer: March-June (22°C - 43°C)
· Winter: October-February (15°C - 35°C)
· Monsoon: July-September
Best time to visit:
October - March
Opening Time: 10:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Friday
Entry Fees for Indians
Adults: INR 7
Video Camera: N/A
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals
The historical fort of Chandragiri exchanged hands among Yadava Naidus, Vijayanagara Empire and Mysore rulers. Today, this time-honoured monument stands as the witness to the glorious past of the region. Though, many of its parts are in the state of ruin, one can never resist the charm of exploring the spellbinding beauty and old world charisma of this structure.
Among the top highlights of the fort are the two palaces, known as Raja Mahal and Rani Mahal. Ornamented towers and many other fascinating architectural elements of the fort are simply outstanding. Raja Mahal, built in alluring Indo-Sarcen style, now serves as an archaeological museum, exhibiting collections of interesting artefacts. There are 8 ruined temple structures dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu within the fort complex.
The Collection Tank in the premises offers enjoyable boating facility. Visitors can also attend the Light & Sound shows in the evening (in Telugu at 06:30 p.m. and in English at 07:30 p.m.). Photography is strictly prohibited inside the fort.
Many well-maintained road routes from all popular cities and towns of Andhra Pradesh lead to Chandragiri Town. The road connecting the town to the fort is a convenient all-season motorable route to follow. Auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are available to cover the distance.
Tirupati, the well-known temple town has the nearest railway station about 15 km. away from the fort. Buses and taxis are available near the station to access the fort.
Tirupati Airport is about 30 km. from the fort. Flights connect the airport to Delhi and Hyderabad. Taxis from the airport are the best mode to reach Chandragiri town.